Pennal and Cwrt

Pennal & Cwrt

Although small in size, Pennal has an amazing diversity of stone buildings, ranging from its rows of small cottages to the grand frontage of its Chapels. The village is built around the course of the Afon Sychan which flows into the River Dyfi a little way behind the Riverside Hotel and is located in the Dyfi Biosphere.

A lovely walk from the gate behind the Hotel, opposite the school, takes you along the riverside to open fields where it joins the Dyfi. The views from the fields are beautiful and offer a panoramic vista up to Machynlleth and down toward Dyfi Junction.

In recent years Otters have returned to the river here and can be seen ‘playing’ in the shallows.

Cwrt is even smaller than Pennal and is little more than a bridge, a bend in the road and a few cottages. There are a few newer buildings on the river side of Cwrt along the road to Penmaendyfi.

Away from the river is a turning to Cwm Maethlon or ‘Happy Valley’ which leads all the way to Tywyn, tracing the base of the valley rather than the coast which the main road follows.

It is not a good road to drive along, having narrow and twisting parts but it does pass through spectacular scenery and runs close to Llyn Barfog or ‘Bearded Lake’.

There are legends about the road linking Pennal and Cwrt that speak of a thousand Saints being buried beside it; but its real claim to fame is that it is the only place to overtake for miles around!

For more info visit www.dyfi.com

 

Aberdovey / Aberdyfi - Video     https://www.youtube.com/embed/QKcXDZ5PqeY

Aberdyfi - Video                               https://www.youtube.com/embed/fL_MQgvNDQ0

Aberdovey Walk                               http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/tv/weatherman-walking/walks/Aberdyfi.pdf

Aberdovey Golf Club                      http://www.aberdoveygolf.co.uk/

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway & Camera Obscura       http://www.aberystwythcliffrailway.co.uk/

Beared Lake                                       http://www.glyn-yr-aur.com/Barfog.htm

Dovey Yacht Club                             http://www.doveyyachtclub.org.uk/

Dyfi Osprey Project                         http://www.dyfiospreyproject.com/

Cader Idris                                           http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/visiting/walking/mountain-walks/minffordd-path                                  

Cader Idris - Video                           https://www.youtube.com/embed/DUMGozHELt8

Cambrian Coast Railway                http://www.thecambrianline.co.uk/

Cardigan Bay                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardigan_Bay_Special_Area_of_Conservation

Centre for Alternative Technology      http://www.cat.org.uk/index.html

Corris Craft Centre and King Arthurs Labyrinth    http://www.corriscraftcentre.co.uk/

Machynlleth - Video                       https://www.youtube.com/embed/z50EF_TqTsc

Penhelig Arms                                   https://www.sabrain.com/pubs-and-hotels/north-wales/gwynedd/penhelig-arms-hotel/

Snowdonia National Park              http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/home

Tal-y-Llyn Railway                             http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/         

Tal-y-Llyn Railway - Video             https://www.youtube.com/embed/b2hNnjYmEpY

Trefeddian Hotel                              http://www.trefwales.com/

Tywyn - Video                                   https://www.youtube.com/embed/SywfB-POeyk

Tywyn Cinema                                   https://www.tywyncinema.co.uk/

Welsh Coastal Path                          http://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk/?lang=en

Ynyslas                                                 https://naturalresources.wales/out-and-about/places-to-go/mid-wales/dyfi-ynyslas-national-nature-reserve-and-visitor-centre-near-aberystwyth/?lang=en

Ynys-hir                               https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/find-a-reserve/reserves-a-z/reserves-by-name/y/ynys-hir/

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